Thursday, March 11, 2010

Feds Seek Bidders for AMCORE Bank

Federal banking regulators are seeking bidders for as many as seven troubled local banks, including Rockford-based Amcore Bank.

Bids for Amcore are due April 15 to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp., Crain’s has learned.

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DeKalb intends to deny FOIA request | Daily Chronicle

Mayor Povlsen

The City of DeKalb has indicated it intends to deny a request to release the names of those who were interviewed or expressed interest in the recently filled 7th Ward aldermanic seat on the city council.

Public Access Counselor Cara Smith responded Feb. 8, saying it was going to review the matter. The state has 60 days to complete its review.

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Will members of the Boone County Board have an opportunity to ask questions about Invoices?

Below in a copy of a letter I addressed to Chairman Walberg.  I am requesting open discussion regarding the large payments that eventually will pay Board Member Karl Johnson’s employer,  for the pipe used on the sewer project along  Squaw Prairie Road.

I hope that all board members read this and will pull from the consent agenda payment for Purchase Order #51-230-10 and discuss this matter. 

You may also view this letter as a Letter to the Editor, on page 2 of Friday’s 3-12-2010 Boone County Journal available on line at:

Click on the photocopy to enlarge:

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The following purchase order and accompanying paperwork was submitted to the Boone County Board for payment this month.  Some board members had questions and believe they did not receive adequate answers from Mr. Johnson or the Administration.  Mr. Johnson is chairman of the Finance Subcommittee  and involved in much of the bid process for this project.

Karl Johnson is the salesperson on the three invoices from HD Supply Waterworks to GO Excavating. HD Supply has a Belvidere office at 6829 Irene Road.  Go Excavating is installing the pipe and seeking reimbursement for the pipe from the County.


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